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good morning, america. building the wall. overnight president trump says he'll deliver today on one of his biggest campaign promises. >> build the wall. >> take executive action on immigration too. as protests break out over his new plans for this controversial pipeline. also overnight the president threatens to send feds to chicago to deal with the violence. new health alert. multiple strains of the extremely contagious norovirus now spreading across the country. closing schools from chicago to rhode island. dr. besser is here with the latest on the outbreak and the best way to prevent it. secret scare. "dancing with the stars'" erin andrews revealing her battle with cervical cancer keeping it from her colleagues on the dance floor and football field heading back to work just days after
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surgery, the one thing she says got her through it. ♪ we are family and the rare twins inspiring thousands. biracial, born with different complexions. these photos turning them into social media sensations. >> it's amazing. it's one of those feelings you can't even describe. >> the amazing family speaking out right here on "gma" this morning. ♪ i got all my sisters with me ♪ we are family ♪ get up everybody and dance always love starting with a little sister sledge like that. how about those beautiful twins? even the mom said she was surprised. >> look, they're so cute. you know, there's nothing like beautiful babies. i think they are magnificent. >> that is a great way to start the day right there. i have a lot of news as well. president trump promising a big day of announcements heading to the department of homeland security expected to announce his first executive actions to build the wall, restrict immigration and national
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security. >> you know that we have team coverage of all the breaking news overnight. abc's jon karl starts us off from the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. here on day five of the trump presidency, the frenzied pace of activity at the white house continues. today the president will sign orders aimed at fulfilling some of his most controversial campaign promises. today, president trump will take the first step towards fulfilling the signature promise of his campaign. >> we will build a great wall. we will build a great wall. >> reporter: the white house says the order will begin the construction of the wall, likely by redirecting some existing border security funds. still unclear, however, is if the president can fulfill the second part of his promise, getting mexico to pay for it. overnight the president tweeted, big day planned on national security tomorrow. among many other things, we will build the wall. and in the coming days trump plans to make good on another immigration promise.
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>> when i'm elected i will suspend immigration from areas of the world where there is a proven history of terrorism against the united states. >> reporter: according to sources familiar with the plan, trump could move to suspend some immigration from iraq, iran, libya, sudan, yemen and somalia and syria either temporarily or indefinitely. president trump also made energy issues a key component of his campaign. >> we'll get the keystone pipeline approved. >> reporter: yesterday he signed directives to lift restrictions on the construction of two major oil pipelines which had been blocked by the obama administration. one of those, the dakota access pipeline made headlines in december after a u.s. army corps of engineers stopped work following massive protests. and overnight donald trump went on twitter to take on the city of chicago over its high crime rate reading if chicago doesn't fix the horrible carnage going
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on, 228 shootings in 2017 with 42 killings, up 24%, i will send in the feds. now, chicago has responded, george, and said actually on every number in that tweet, trump has gotten the number wrong. but there's no doubt about it, he may be overstating what's happened in chicago so far this year but the crime wave that we saw last year does continue in the city of chicago. >> the mayor saying he'll take any help he can get. thanks very much. today's announcement comes after another tough day in the white house briefing room for press secretary sean spicer. who doubled down on the president's false claim that millions of illegal votes caused him to lose the popular vote to hillary clinton. abc's cecilia vega, you were there yesterday. it was tense in there with spicer defending false statements from the president. >> reporter: base less conspiracy theory flatly debunked is what we're talking about here. president trump is calling for an investigation.
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president trump taking on twitter writing i will be asking for a major investigation into voter fraud including those registered to vote in two states, those illegal and own those registered to vote who are dead depending on results, we will strengthen voting procedures after a stunning admission from the press secretary. >> does the president believe in voter flexion? >> he stated his concerns of voter fraud and people voting illegally and continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence. >> exactly what evidence. >> i think the president has believed that for a while based on studies and information. >> president trump made the false claim during his first white house meeting with congressional leaders on monday. telling them millions of illegal ballots cast cost him the popular vote. >> will the white house formally ask for a probe into this?
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>> he won very handily with 306 electoral votes. 33 states. he's very comfortable with his win. >> i'm asking why not investigate something that -- >> maybe we will. >> the biggest scandal in american electoral history. >> how can he be comfortable with the win -- >> he's very comfortable. >> maybe he didn't win. >> no, he's very comfortable with his win. >> reporter: the briefing then coming to an abrupt end, not long after a fellow aide placed a note on press secretary sean spicer's podium. the claim of widespread voter fraud has been flatly debunked. trump aides have pointed to two studies, but both were conducted years before the election and one author tells abc news the trump team is deliberately trying to mischaracterize the report. the other says he found no evidence of voter fraud. republicans and democrats alike pouncing. >> i've seen no evidence to that effect. i've made that very, very clear. >> and seems to be obsessed with the idea that he could not have possibly lost the popular vote without cheating and fraud. >> regarding mr. trump's
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delusional statement that 3 million to 5 million people voted illegally in the last election, that is a total nonsensical statement. >> reporter: now, even president trump's own lawyers seem to be contradicting his widespread claim of voter fraud in court filings. they objected to a post-election recount in the state of michigan writing all available evidence suggests the election was, quote, not tainted by fraud or mistake, george. >> that was their official filing. thanks very much. our political team is here to weigh in on the stories and start with jon karl right now and, jon, you were in the briefing room monday. your question was will you always pledge to tell the truth? will you pledge to always be factual? ignored on day two. >> reporter: something else. it was fascinating to see sean spicer asked personally do you believe there were millions of fraudulent votes cast and spicer wouldn't say that. he was very careful to say he
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was representing what the president believes. i got to tell you here in the white house, even among the president's closest aides this is a head scratcher. this is not a belief that is widely held here. it seems to be something that is simply -- held by the president himself. >> seems like nobody in the white house can go to the president and say, simply stop saying this. >> reporter: i think that's exactly the problem that you've identified here, george, and, you know, this is something that's gotten all over his message in his first week. it's completely unnecessary and distracting and creates a controversy that diverts from what he's doing in the white house. >> perfect time to bring in tom llamas. you covered donald trump for the 18 months he was on the campaign trail and some people thought once he became president he would moderate his tone but that has not happened. >> yeah, this issue of truth is a major thing with president trump. one of the most heated exchanges we ever had when i asked if critics were right if he had a problem with the truth. if he tended to exaggerate. that's when he called me a sleaze on national television. this is a running problem with
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president trump and, george is right. i don't know how many people are telling him this is wrong. senior advisers once told me once president trump convinces himself of something whether it be a policy or idea it's very tough to change his mind. >> martha raddatz here, as well. i want to get to the immigration orders. you're a chief global affairs anchor and raises questions of credibility overseas. >> absolutely. i think people don't know what to expect and then they hear him say one thing and other people fact check him and say when can we believe him? if he sends people overseas to talk about what he's going to do next, it's really -- it's really a troubling situation overseas. >> we don't know all the details of the immigration order but likely to be suspending for a while any immigration from majority muslim countries with a history of terrorism. >> some majority muslim countries. there's indonesia, they're not on the list. syria, yemen, definitely problems there but also questions about what's not on the list, afghanistan is not on the list, pakistan is not on the list.
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saudi arabia, 9/11 terrorists -- i know there's some enhanced screening there but i think in many ways these countries don't create a real diplomatic problem. they're easy ones. the other ones would be much tougher. >> that's the situation abroad. back here at home, jon karl, you had that tweet donald trump put out about chicago talking about the violence there and that he would bring in the feds. what exactly could that mean, bringing in the feds? >> reporter: well, we've asked that question of white house officials several of them and there's no answer on what exactly he means. theoretically he could nationalize the national guard, do something there but it's very hard to do without the consent of local authorities. by the way, president obama sent in federal assistance to 20 different cities during the course of his presidency so it's not unusual to send in federal assistance, a federal takeover is a whole other question. >> tom, the president also expected to get started on the wall today and says he wants to
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get started on the wall but with domestic money. >> this is his hallmark issue. if president trump can't accomplish anything, this is the one thing he does. this is what supporters were chanting at every single rally up until the election for donald trump he has to build this wall. >> perhaps we will get some answers tonight because david muir will have the first interview with president trump since the inauguration airing at 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. michael. >> thank you, robin. now to a health alert about the extremely contagious norovirus with outbreaks in schools from chicago to rhode island and health officials say, more outbreaks are on the way. our chief health and medical editor dr. richard besser is here to answer our questions and, doctor, more and more outbreaks were seen so two questions. why are we seeing these outbreaks and how dangerous is this norovirus? >> we are in the midst of it. norovirus is a bad actor. each year it causes as many as 20 million cases of disease and every winter we're seeing the same thing. take a look.
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in january, the numbers are up. but they're going to continue to climb. every year it's usually february, march where we see that peak so it's bad now but it's going to get worse as people are indoors crowding, able to spread that virus between each other. >> what are the symptoms? >> well, when you look at norovirus, it causes typical stomach flu symptoms, it may cause abdominal pain, some fever. it comes on quickly so 12 to 48 hours after being exposed you'll get those symptoms then one to three days later it tends to go away. >> is it dangerous? >> it can be very dangerous. what you worry about is dehydration so little kids, the elderly, people in nursing homes can get dehydrated and can die from it. >> it's called a stomach flu but it's not a stomach flu. there's no vaccination, you have to ride it out. >> this is one of those things where words are a bit of a problem. we use the word stomach flu but flu is influenza and there is a vaccine for that.
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the stomach flu is norovirus. they're working on vaccines but there aren't any. control measures are back to the basics, hand washing is critically important with soap and water. one way that alcohol sanitizer does nothing. you have to clean surfaces. this can live on surfaces for weeks, so if someone has been sick, you have to clean that up. and then if someone is sick they should stay home. they shouldn't prepare foods because it can spread that way too. >> thanks, doctor. give me the fist pump. there we go. >> all right, gentlemen. now to that horrible weather. new storm moving into the midwest shutting down interstates. ginger, i know you're tracking it for us. >> yes, robin. we have a 100-mile stretch of interstate 90 shut down, slide-offs in nebraska. up to 22 inches of snow. this thing isn't done with us yet. >> slide-offs and tow-outs across the plains. up to a foot of snow in south dakota. plus, 35-mile-per-hour winds making visibility almost impossible. a 100-mile section of i-90 in western south dakota shut down and in the northeast, dangerous ice.
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inches of sleet and up to 9 inches of snow in pennsylvania have folks digging out this morning. in vermont, burlington airport rushing to clear the runways. >> there's no -- no matter what you do to keep up with it when it's snowing heavy. >> reporter: in rochester, new york, two women killed after losing control of their vehicle on slick roads. in massachusetts. >> heard this ungodly boom. >> reporter: punishing 60-mile-per-hour winds toppling trees. one crashing onto this house. >> i jumped up. scared the daylights out of me. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: violent nor'easter waves gnawing away at the coast. the nor'easter all but gone, one little line. i want to track this storm in the middle of the nation, see that low pressure system taking us through drive time, madison, wisconsin, parts of iowa and certainly southeastern minnesota still feeling it. getting into travers city. my friends and behind it much colder air. dallas, 80 yesterday for a high will feel like 32 by the time we reach this weekend. now, this picture, i wanted to -- from that nor'easter
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that's holegate, new jersey, beach erosion, 100 feet of that beach taken out, that cliff. huge. wow. >> you know the scary weather that's created some scary accidents, as well. take a look at this crash. a train slamming into a fedex truck and an investigation is now under way and eva pilgrim is here with more. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, michael. terrifying. those trucks and cars driving through what looks like an open railroad crossing, nothing warning them that a train is heading their way. it starts when this north salt lake city police officer, his dash cam rolling backs up to avoid this sudden impact. a commuter train versus a fedex truck. >> advising the semi was split in half. >> reporter: take another look before the crash crossing gates are up, lights and bells off. it takes 30 seconds before they finally turn on. >> we got people on the train that probably need medical assistance. >> reporter: utah railroad authorities blame snow and ice
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for the power outage. the gates are programmed to come down and apparently did but when railroad workers arrived to investigate, for some reason the arms raised back up. >> unprecedented accident. not occurred at uta prior. >> reporter: some of the train's 82 passengers complained of whiplash but no serious injuries. fedex says it's grateful the two workers in the truck were okay too. an investigation is now under way to figure out why the truck and train ended up on a collision course. and really just makes you pause the next time you go to cross train tracks, every three hours a person or vehicle is hit by a train here in the u.s. a reminder that even though crossings usually work, there is always the chance for error, george. >> yeah, you got to be careful. >> every three hours. >> roar stories including a major bombing. >> there issing video of that car bombing in somalia's capital.
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nearby shopping center caught fire after the explosion. gunmen stormed that hotel, at least 12 people have been killed so far. the al shabaab terror group linked to al qaeda has claimed responsibility. the secret service says it will take quick and appropriate action against an agent over her facebook post about president trump. according to "the washington examiner," kerry o'grady in charge of the denver district suggested she would rather go to jail than take a bullet for trump. the comments came to light but posted before the election. the governor of minnesota who collapsed during his televised speech on monday night has now revealed he is fighting prostate cancer but he plans to finish out his term. doctors say his fall was due to possible dehydration. and new overnight, well, you know robin called this one. serena williams has advanced to the semifinals of the australian open. her win means three of the tournament's final four women are americans including serena's sister venus. robin said don't count the williams sisters out. >> don't count them out.
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a tall guy with a small car and a big problem. take a look. adam elliott is 6'7". he drives a convertible. he's says police cited him for dangerous driving because they thought he was standing up behind the wheel. he says it only appears that way but pleaded guilty so he could be the bigger man and move on. >> oh. >> but, listen to this, it's crazy. he lost his driver's license for 12 months because the judge said he was showing off by being in a small convertible being that tall. he's distracting drivers. >> oh, okay. >> how hard is it to find a story every day? >> really easy actually. >> that's the scary part. starting to dry out in the northeast. >> it is. >> finally. >> i kept thinking the bugs when he's going. wouldn't it be bad? he didn't have the windshield. drying out and want to see the sun. a lot haven't seen it in a week -- you could see the ocean just moving but we are going to see a little bit of sun today. let's get to the snowy cities.
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hello, i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. calm and dry tonight. black ice a possibility, once again and above average highs sunday, monday and tuesday. today will be a little bit cooler than average, about 53 to 56 degrees and look at all that fog tonight with freezing fog possible in our inland valleys. te rest mid-30s to mid-40s. seven-day forecast look at all those 60s starting saturday.
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coming up, "dancing with the stars" co-host erin andrews revealing her secret health scare diagnosed with cervical cancer. the quote that helped her get through it. and a dramatic road rage incident caught on camera. you see that motorcycle crash right into a car. authorities say both drivers were wrong. both drivers were wrong, authorities say. ♪ your body was made for better things than rheumatoid arthritis. before you and your rheumatologist move to another treatment, ask if xeljanz is right for you. xeljanz is a small pill for adults with moderate to severe ra for whom methotrexate did not work well. xeljanz can reduce joint pain and swelling in as little as two weeks, and help stop further joint damage. xeljanz can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections, lymphoma and other cancers have happened. don't start xeljanz if you have an infection. tears in the stomach or intestines, low blood cell counts and higher liver tests and cholesterol levels have happened.
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> one big concern as we travel through the morning. petaluma and little thicker as you head towards nevada. elevated surface still could be black ice out there. that will quickly chask in t ll next hour. warmest in oakland at 45 to vallejo 47. here is our seven-day forecast. below average through friday and warmer saturday and sunday. next chance of rain, wednesday, reggie. coming up erin andrews reveals her secret health battle with cervical cancer. that is next on "gma" and
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don't miss out on the season's best savings happening right now at lowe's. ♪ welcome back to "gma" and there is erin andrews on "dancing with the stars." she hosts the show now and you may not remember but she once competed on the show, as well. the sports reporter is now opening up about her secret battle with cancer revealing she has surgery in october. she did not miss a day of work. i mean, really, really amazing story. we're going to have more on that coming up. >> i'm so glad she's been able to make a full recovery. president trump set to meet with the department of homeland security. he's planning to follow through on that major campaign promise to build a border wall, take executive action on immigration as well and david muir speaking with the president today. that interview will air tonight at 10:00 eastern on abc. a new storm hitting the midwest. snow mixed with strong winds creating whiteout conditions toppling trees, shutting down interstates creating dangerous
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travel conditions this morning. now to that stunning revelation from erin andrews about her secret cancer battle. amy, you have new details about her story. >> that's right. of course, we all know she's a television superstar on the football field and on the ballroom floor but no one would have ever known what she was dealing with behind the scenes. now for the first time she is opening up about the cancer diagnosis that nearly benched her but you know what, it was the love of the game that got her back on her feet. >> let's start with the third down. >> reporter: when erin andrews reported from lambeau field last october very few people knew the life-altering secret the private sportscaster had been keeping. just five days earlier the 38-year-old had undergone surgery for cervical cancer, this morning, she is revealing her health care to "sports illustrated." >> erin was shocked when she got her diagnosis. got a call from her doctor standing in the hallway and kept repeating what are you telling me? what are you telling me? what am i supposed to tell my family? >> reporter: the diagnosis coming just six months after her
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high-profile civil trial against a nashville marriott. she accused the hotel of negligence after a stalker secretly filmed her through a peephole then posted those on the internet. >> i feel so ashamed. i'm so embarrassed. >> reporter: andrews settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. >> you're in for an electrifying night. >> reporter: she kept her game face while hosting "dancing with the stars." >> if this is balancing it, i'm all in of the let's get your scores. >> reporter: but decided not to share the news with her colleagues, even as she prepped for surgery. >> good to have my bud kym johnson filling in for erin. >> reporter: andrews undergoing surgery on october 11th telling her doctors i'm not missing the super bowl and days later she was back at work telling "sports illustrated," should i have been standing for a full game five days after surgery? let's just say the doctor didn't recommend that, but just as i felt during my trial, sports were my escape. i needed to be with my crew.
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her doctor giving the all clear a month later with no need for radiation or chemotherapy. and today andrews is fit and healthy saying that all she's been through in her career gave her the strength to overcome cancer as well. >> she just got into fighter mode and she told me, after the trial everyone kept saying how strong i am. you're so strong. but finally it got to the point where i believed it too and, hey, i have cancer but damn it, i can beat this. >> when she met with her doctor for the final procedure she said, fourth quarter, let's do it and got the all clear soon after and credits football for getting her through the trial and the treatment. >> it worked for her. it really did, amy. now our chief women's health correspondent dr. jen ashton is here. this is your field. >> yes. >> your level of expertise. tell people more about it. >> let's start with basic anatomy. the cervix is the lower part of the uterus. there are about 12,000 cases of cervical cancer diagnosed in this country every year and about 4,000 women die in this
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country due to cervical cancer. oftentimes it's picked up on a routine pap smear. >> tell us about the surgical options and other options for finding it. >> it depends on two things, the stage as it does with any type of cancer and the woman's desire for future fertility so early stage cervical cancer can be treated with a cone biopsy surgery which is a same day procedure or a simple hysterectomy. more advanced cervical cancer then you're talking about a surgery radical hysterectomy, chemotherapy and radiation. >> hpv. when you hear about that and with cervical cancer, just explain to people more. >> here's what you really need to know about the relationship between hpv and cervical cancer. the vast majority of cervical cancer is caused by hpv. by the age of 50, 80% of us have been exposed to the hpv virus. the good news most of those cases obviously don't go on to lead to an hpv-related cancer. for women who hear from their doctor their pap smear is
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abnormal, ask what specific type of abnormality there is because there is a range. most abnormal paps don't go on to cervical cancer. we know that that can take decades but, again, this speaks to how important a routine gyn exam is. >> are there any symptoms? just with the exam? >> there can be symptoms. they need to know their body and need to have ideally a relationship with a health care provider who can explain what's normal and what's not normal. >> i have a question. my daughters got the vaccine. does this prevent cervical cancer. >> the vaccine has been responsible for dropping the rates in the united states, but there are over 100 types of hpv and the vaccine covers four or nine of them. we really need to stress here, you guys, if you hear or if a woman hears the word cervical cancer, it really is the standard of care. she should be referred to a gyn oncologist for further treatment and management. >> good information. again, we're so happy that erin is doing as well as she is. coming up in just two minutes that video of a road rage incident.
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a motorcyclist chasing after a car then crashing into it. what you should do if you see a driver being too aggressive. the biracial twins that have so many people talking. one looks like mom. one looks like dad and we're going to hear from their family right here on "gma." adorable. (vo) do not go gentle into that good night, old age should burn and rave at close of day; rage, rage against the dying of the light. do not go gentle into that good night. ♪ ♪
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we are back now with that new video of a road rage incident. you see that motorcyclist going right into the back of a car and abc's gio benitez here with the story. >> this is truly a tale of the tape here. two videos going viral right now. highlighting the dangers of road rage in a really unique way from two different camera angles. take a look. this is the view from a motorcyclist's helmet as he drives on a highway in olympia, washington. >> whoa, whoa, whoa. >> watch an acura zooms around him coming dangerously close then speeds off. the motorcyclist seems to get angry and speeds to catch up to
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him then the acura driver slams on his brakes and the motorcyclist hits the back of the car. here's another angle. a camera on a nearby tow truck captures the rest. you can see the motorcyclist there on the car's trunk as the driver takes off. we showed the video to lieutenant victor gesuele of the new york state troopers. what do you think when you see that video? >> takes two to tango. rather than getting involved, slow down, reduce speed and avoid that person completely. >> reporter: watch, after the accident it appears the two get into some kind of argument right there on the highway. police say the driver of the acura had been drinking charging him with dui and driving with a suspended license but washington state police say the motorcyclist was clearly riding recklessly which also contributed to the accident. he was charged with a misdemeanor. >> when you're out on the road you really have to have the right frame of mind and you can't be aggressive and aggressive driving causes accidents like this.
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>> reporter: incredibly even with that collision, neither driver was seriously hurt. so, what if you're just driving by perhaps with your family seeing all of this happen, well, police tell us even if you want to help, if there's an argument going on like that, just don't get involved. don't approach them. you don't want to get hurt yourself. just call police to get help out there right away, george. >> that makes a lot of sense, gio. thanks very much. let's talk to dan abrams about this. the same thing we saw that trooper do, look at those two videos, what do they tell you. >> both parties are at fault and, you know, this is a lawsuit waiting to happen. but in the state of washington, like many states you've got comparative fault, right? that means that, yes, you can still sue even if you're at fault. in some states if you're at fault, you can't sue. even if you're not 100% at fault even if you're 50% at fault you're not going to win a lawsuit. in the state of washington you can win a lawsuit like that but what will happen a jury will
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decide what percentage at fault were you. >> how do they do that? >> that's exactly what juries do all the time in cases like this. they basically look at those videos, they compare them and they say, well, wait a second. this guy never should have chased him, right? they talk about the first -- well, he was dui, et cetera and then they sit there and literally balance it and that can determine how much damages someone can get. the problem is according to the motorcyclist he's made public statements that the other guy he says didn't have insurance and as a result no lawyer will take his case. he says he still owes money for the motorcycle and so there's a real question now about whether he's going to sue at all. because he is at fault it does make it hard. >> even if he has a case the lawyers won't take it -- >> that's what he's claiming. look, a lawyer might still take this case, might try to make a point particularly in a high-profile case, but it really is interesting, the way juries can start evaluating what percentage each party was at fault. >> is it a good case? >> yeah, i think it would be a decent case.
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not because he would win a lot, because he was partially at fault but when you've got a state where you can still get it even if you were 70% at fault, you can still get 30% of the damages, that's kind -- that's still a case in something like this where there was injuries but, again, because he wasn't that injured that's important too with regard to damages, right? because it now seems he survived. he just had some bruises, et cetera. so then the question is how damaged was he? he would say my motorcycle. >> is it time to walk away. >> exactly. >> thanks very much. michael. coming up on our big board the new apple that won't turn brown for weeks. is it safe to eat? we'll find out about that. plus, jet lag in baseball. the surprising new study when we come back in two minutes. how about those apples? how about those apples? i don'th the uncertainties of hep c. or wonder whether i should seek treatment. i am ready.
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northwestern has done this study of major league baseball and jet lag and found basically that it can erase the home field advantage traveling so much but this could have implications for all of us. >> yeah, this is really cool. i confess, i love baseball and i love statistics, so i went wild over this study. so, they looked at more than 45,000 games and baseball is a game of small margins and wanted to see does jet lag matter. what they found was that home teams flying home from the west coast to the east coast suffered from jet lag. their pitchers gave up more home runs and so what they recommended is send your starting pitchers home a few days early and it may do away with this problem with jet lag. >> that makes sense. >> it does and for everyone else, realize that when you are flying west coast to east coast jet lag is worse. if you have something important to do, you may want to go that direction a couple days early. >> i was going to use that as an excuse for why we lost so many on the road. i guess we were going east to west and blew that away. how does it work on the body?
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>> okay, so there are a number of body functions that are controlled by this internal clock called circadian rhythms and it's really cool governed by daylight and your daylight exposure so, you know, if you are flying from l.a. to new york, your brain is on l.a. time, you arrive in new york, everyone else is on new york time. it's new york daylight time. your brain is still on l.a. time. and this has effects on your body in terms of jet lag. you're going to have problems sleeping, insomnia is a big problem. a problem with extreme daytime fatigue. problems concentrating of your mood may be a problem as your body is trying to reset the clock. >> airlines are doing things to take it on. >> they are. there are a number of things that happen when you fly. some related to jet lag and some has to do with the altitude and pressure. when you fly you may get that dry mouth because of the humidity on the plane. swelling of your legs. trying to adjust the pressure in the cabin that will help with that. i don't think it's going to help with jet lag. there are things with melatonin use and light boxes, talk to your doctor about that.
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that could help you with the jet lag symptoms but they may make that flying a little better by changing the pressure. >> i fall asleep the minute i get on the plane. >> i feel bad about trying to sleep -- >> if you can get on the time you're going to earlier. that can help you. >> i flew in last night so this is an away game for me so i'm doing my best. >> you're always on top of the game. not worried about that. the reason you're here is something -- george, every day when you leave the studio you eat an apple. >> yes, i do. >> this is made for you. tailor made for you. a canadian company is releasing a new genetically modified apple that won't turn brown for up to three weeks. check out this time lapse video. the normal apple on the left and modified apple when we see this is on the right and the modified apple for three weeks -- >> wow. >> does not change. >> not at all. >> what is the science behind this and, yeah, what is the
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science? how does it happen? >> this is crazy. as a mom i hand the sliced apples. to my kids. i give them to them and they give me that yuck face if it's brown like that but here's -- >> that's not too bad. here's what happens. >> i would still eat that. >> that's not too bad. >> i wouldn't. >> you wouldn't. >> if i had to. >> well, there is science here. there's an enzyme in the apple that when it's cut, it makes with oxygen. there's iron in the apple and it oxidizes it, basically rusts the apple so the company that's genetically modifying the arctic apple has spliced out that enzyme, voila, apples that down brown. >> are people buying them? >> when you say gmo in food there's controversy. people don't want their gravenstein apple turning into a frankenstein apple. let's start with the organic consumers association. they're saying the arctic apples have not been independently test
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and once again consumers are the guinea pigs for gmo foods then the okanagan fruit company that discovered this said it passed the fda approval and in canada. we have seen the flavor safer tomato. remember that back in '94? that was gmo modified but with gmo if you hand a gmo apple a day to your kid does it keep the doctor away. gmo kids. no offense, dr. b. >> what do you think about it, doc. >> i think from a health and safety standpoint there's not an issue there. people hear the word gmo and they freak out. when you look at that scientifically and look at it molecularly, it's still the apple just minus that one enzyme. as a consumer i like it to turn brown as a sign to me it's not quite as fresh. i don't want to bite into a apple and it's mushy and that's the first sign it's no good. i can tell if it's brown, i'm going to go for another apple. >> fast food companies are the ones they're targeting these
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apples at and wendy's said, too much controversy. we're not going to do the arctic apple but you see the business case. >> an apple a day. there you go. >> i don't want to keep dr. b. away. >> thank you so much. and coming up, ginger has more on that record-breaking snow hitting the west. so much even ski lifts are getting buried. and michael one-on-one with kerry washington. she will reveal secrets from the set of "scandal." >> it's so scandalous, george, i'm telling you. h kerry washington. she will reveal secrets from the set of "scandal." >> it's so scandalous, george, i'm telling you. this is my body of proof that i can fight psoriatic arthritis with humira. humira works by targeting and helping to block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to both joint and skin symptoms. it's proven to help relieve pain, stop further joint damage, and clear skin in many adults. humira is the number #1 prescribed biologic for psoriatic arthritis. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis.
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you can really see it. 246 inches in january. that makes it the snowiest month on record ever on record. you're still in awe over there, michael, watching it. here in keystone, colorado, we picked another photo. it looks beautiful. they've had their snowiest january since 2000. snowboarders and skiers, everybody so excited and finally this is what it looks like when it comes into the grand canyon. >> wow. >> jaw-dropping, isn't it? this segment brought to you by quaker oatmeal. your local news and weather next. >> speechless.
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good morning at 7:56. let's check in with mike nicco and a look at your day. >> hi, reggie. hi, everybody. petaluma southbound on 101 and out near fairfield the thickest. the rest of us mostly sunny and warmer today. 52 to about 56 degrees. going to be freezing cold inland, once again tonight and a lot of fog out there. it's going to be in the 60s, though, by next week, alexis. >> we, in the meantime have gotten some pretty big b.a.r.t. issues in the last few minutes. we did have a train that was having trouble in the transbay tube and in the east bay direction it did make it to west oakland and taken out of service. major delays system wide as that system is restored. so, definitely expect delay physical you are taking b.a.r.t. this morning. reggie? >> thank you, alexis.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. new overnight president trump says he will start today to build that wall making good on a big campaign promise. also promises executive action on immigration and national security. ♪ we are family it's the picture that has so many people talking. biracial twins born just minutes apart, different complexions, so incredibly rare that their own mom says she didn't believe it. the parents speaking out to "gma" overnight. ♪ i need some good news >> snore wars. >> sometimes i'll be like, hey, hey, hey, you're snoring. >> 90 million americans and counting snoring while sleeping. how to finally get rid of snoring for good. the high-tech tip and tricks to get a good night's sleep. ♪ counting stars it's handled. we're behind the scenes at "scandal" with olivia pope
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herself. >> aaagh. >> have my seat belt. >> the secrets kerry is spilling about the first five episodes and the moment i tried pulling off an audition. >> can we record that because i should send it to chandra. that was good. >> it's all ahead this morning. >> both: good morning, america. >> this is going to be scandalous. >> oh. ♪ good morning. we're all big kerry washington fans. can't wait to hear that. what a great audience here. >> we can't hear ourselves. >> so loud key want hear each other. >> we can't hear ourselves. >> i said did kerry treat you well? did miss washington treat you well? >> miss washington treats -- i was going to say tweets. >> she does tweet. >> she did tweet too but very, very well. made me feel like a vip on the set. >> yeah. >> ah, that is so fun to go to. that cast, they're friends. >> great crew. >> can't wait to see it. >> she's very kind and speaking of that, our great kindness challenge is going strong. have you all heard this?
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we are all across the country and people are sending us their photos and videos. we have more than a thousand schools that have signed up to be a part of this. >> and take a look at what these kids from carlsbad, california, did. 600 of them. >> i love that. they're sharing the love inside a heart and their school district started the great kindness challenge, and then they are kicking it off looking really good and these kids from dolores mcklatschly elementary school in texas are also spreading some kindness and you know what, if you're out there and if you're doing this and are a part of it -- if not, you can can always join but keep sending us your photos. we'll try our best to put them up in the morning. >> thank you, michael. he's trying to lead by example of kindness. hello, beautiful audience. everyone okay over there. live audience. i think we're all right. you know what is not kind, though, being recorded when you're sleeping to try to catch
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us snore and that is what we have done to one of our teammates and we have a little video of it. take a listen. who might this be? [ snoring ] >> i got scared because i thought it was me. and i'm like -- >> that is not a creature rat a zoo. >> someone volunteered to do that? >> no, no, somebody was ambushed and snored. >> who was it? >> somebody on our team -- >> who? >> thought to be revealed -- that's called the tease, robin. we'll reveal it later. the reason we do it, though, is because we're doing this called the great snore wars where we're trying to give solutions to that. >> that's hot a real good reason to do that. >> no, that was like an angry rhinoceros. who was it? we'll let you know all about that and solutions, george, coming up. >> first the morning rundown from amy. >> good morning, guys. the big story this morning, president trump now calling for an investigation into what he claims was widespread voter fraud during the election. the president also taking action today on some of his signature campaign promises including his proposed border wall with mexico. abc's jonathan karl has the latest from the white house. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the president believes
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unsubstantiated and widely debunked theories that millions of people voted fraudulently, illegally in the election, and this morning he is saying that he will investigate these charges with a series of tweets saying, i will be asking for a major investigation into voter fraud including those registered in two states, those who are illegal and even those who registered to vote who are dead. unclear exactly what kind of an investigation this would be. meanwhile, he is also taking action on immigration, as you mentioned, the wall, an order beginning construction of the wall. no word yet on how it will be paid for, but a very busy day here at the white house, amy. >> all right, jon karl, thanks so much. and president trump is challenging city leaders in chicago to better address the street violence there. he tweeted, quote, if chicago doesn't fix the horrible carnage going on, i will send in the feds. but chicago police are disputing the number of homicides he cited in that tweet. well, crowds from new york to seattle are protesting the president's decision to move
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forward with the dakota and keystone oil pipeline projects. president trump says 28,000 jobs could be created. the trump administration also taking steps to potentially eliminate dozens of environmental rules and has stopped the epa from giving out new contracts and grants. and a programming note, david muir's exclusive one-on-one interview with president trump airs tonight during a prime time special that's at 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. and in other news, a massive sinkhole opened up in philadelphia this morning. nearly swallowing that truck. a tree came crashing down on part of the road and it buckled under it. people across the northeast cleaning up and drying out from a storm that left thousands of people without power and caused extensive beach erosion claiming 100 feet of beach in some areas of new jersey. and an investigation into a school sexting scandal is under way in michigan involving more than 100 explicit photos of dozens of high school girls. police in a town near flint are
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focusing now on a 17-year-old boy who's been accused of taking screen grabs of the nude photos from snapchat and then posting them on a sharing site without consent. how about ending with some uplifting news? it is a mission accomplished for a remarkable athlete supporting america's military heroes. george schmiel just ran from california all the way to ground zero here in new york. he started the 3,000-mile trek on september 11th with the goal of raising awareness about suicides and other issues veterans face when they return home from deployment. he is raising money for that cause. here's this for a stat. he ran for 92 days and he averaged 32 miles a day. that's pretty remarkable. remarkable man for a great cause >> look how strong he is. >> wow. >> just try carrying a flag. i can't run a half a block. just that alone. that's remarkable. >> that is running a marathon. >> a day. >> a day. >> wow!
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>> 10k. >> yeah, that's right. >> running for a great cause. >> a great cause. congratulations. >> thank you, amy, for sharing that with us. how about news that goes pop, lara spencer. very excited. big "pop news" fan in the house. i was excited about this first story. i wonder if you guys will be, as well. netflix getting ready to make america fabulous again. the streaming service is bringing back "queer eye for the straight guy." did you guys watch that? i might be dating myself. if you don't -- if you don't remember, it was must see tv back in the early 2000s. i loved that show. it was great. they had it all covered. the five guys, five or six guys and they would go and just remake guys' lives and, you know, a wife would call and be like we really need your help. get over here stat. anyway the producers on the upcoming reality show saying they want to bring laughter, love and just the right amount of moisturizer back to the small screen. and now don't look for my pal
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carson kressley in the original gang. i was sad to hear that. but they want an updated version of it, and the guys, i think, are okay with that. it's a whole new crew of fabulousness, and they're going to move this time from the confines of new york city and the area to lend out their collective eye to men in need around the country. a premiere date has yet to be announced. we can expect to see eight initial episodes and hopefully many more to come. i would love to have them on this show and get a little help. >> yeah, absolutely wish that new crew all the best. >> but the original crew -- i know. i know. ted. >> put them in. >> i know. >> make a little appearance here and there. >> so funny you say that. we were looking up -- maybe one of them is a producer. maybe one of them -- yeah, but i believe it's sort of a reboot, if you will. >> okay. >> so, i know. well, let's talk to the boys. maybe we can do our own version. >> there you go. >> love that carson. up next in "pop news," ryan
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reynolds widely expected to pick up an oscar nomination for his role in "deadpool" but this morning he's taking the snub in stride saying, not to worry, he already has plans that day and he wrote on twitter, quote, regularly scheduled tickle-fight at camp deadpool is still on. and then, of course, he went on to graciously congratulate all the nominees for their brilliant films. he also showed his sense of humor if you remember at the globes when he and fellow nominee andrew garfield both who lost in their respective categories consoled each other with a tender embrace as ryan gosling was walking to the stage and you could see them in the background and they knew it. >> what a tender moment. >> it was funny. people were like, what? >> consoling a friend. but i must say, ryan reynolds is one of the nicest guys that you will ever encounter. >> and that movie is brilliant. >> a sweetheart of a guy. >> it's different. it's a very smart, funny movie and his performance really is fantastic. so well deserved to all the accolades on that and i believe it's like a massive franchise for him. >> probably so. >> he can go have fun at that
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tickle fight. and he'll be just fine. finally, one little girl from utah now has a friend and more than 2 million people who have watched her duet with her dad on youtube and just fallen in love. 4-year-old claire ryan crosby's favorite song is randy newman's theme from "toy story." wait until you hear this. ♪ stick together and see it through because you got a friend in me ♪ ♪ yeah you've got a friend in me ♪ >> i would love to let you hear the whole thing. go to youtube. ♪ some other folks might be -- >> it is melt your heart adorable. so great. her dad said he realized claire has something special when she began serenading fellow drivers at a gas station, and they started recording her impromptu performance, and he knew he had to share it. >> she ought to tackle "annie" next. >> she has that great voice and just wanted to share it with you so happy "pop news," everybody.
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>> thank you so much, lara. that was fantastic. coming up, have you seen these adorable, adorable twin sisters? >> yes. >> oh, my gosh. >> many people are talking about them. they have different complexions. one looks like dad. one looks like mom. we're going to hear from their family next. "gma's morning menu" is brought to you by the fast, powerful cough relief of robitussin because it's never just a cough. just a cough. you know how it is, someone does something nice for you and you feel obligated to do something nice back. maybe your aunt sent you a crocheted scarf, you sent a thank you note... and the crochet just kept on coming. well, at carmax, you don't have to return the favor. they'll buy your car even if you don't buy a car from them. because feeling obligated is uncomfortable. and tight. in places it shouldn't be. carmax won't make you feel that way. lucky you. i feel like a quilt.
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♪ we are family we are back now with the twins that we've been telling you about turned media -- social media stars because of the photos showing their different complexions. their parents are speaking out their story is inspiring a lot of people and now their parents are speaking out. and paula faris is here to tell us all about it. >> we all love this story, don't we, this morning. the doctors we spoke with said it's a matter of chance, so incredibly rare the mother didn't know if she believed it at first.
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one looks like mom, the other looks like dad but both very special. 9-month-old kalani dean with light skin and blue eyes and just five minutes younger her fraternal twin jarani with brown skin and brown eyes. >> i always have them dressed the same. because if i don't, people don't believe they are twins. >> kalani looks more like mom and jarani, more like dad. >> never in a million years would i imagine having a lighter complected daughter with blue eyes. >> reporter: one mom, one dad and twin girls with different skin colors who shared the same womb. all live in illinois with big half brother talen. >> this is a pretty rare occurrence to have two twins that look very different but it certainly can happen with biracial couples and it's really just a matter of chance. >> reporter: the babies are now social media stars. their story shared thousands of
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times online. >> it's amazing that feeling like it's one of those feelings you can't even describe. >> reporter: but how are twins born with such different complexions? skin color is determined by multiple genes. fraternal twins like the dean girls come from two separate eggs fertilized by two different sperm and the outcome depends on the genes that are expressed. >> by virtue of chance, one twin can inherit more dna from a specific parent in contrast to its co-twin, and that dna can code or translate for things like skin color and eye color and can then result in very different physical attributes. >> reporter: and kalani and jarani may not always look so different as they grow up. skin tone can change over time. but for now mom and dad say their two babies also have distinct personalities. >> kalani, she has more of a personality like her mother. jay is more like set back and kind of like me, laid back. >> they're so different in their
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personalities. >> i love this story. you can't help but recognize the deeper meaning here. he parents say what they want their daughters to know you may look different but really you are the same. you're special, you are a both cut from the same cloth. you are sisters and they're equally squeezable. both adorable. but really a great reminder for all of us about equality. >> it really is. >> absolutely. >> and they got a proud big brother. you see big brother in the middle cheesing. >> really great family. >> thanks for bringing that. now, you started this whole snore wars series on monday and the tease at that time that we were going to have something stop the snoring. we have the gadgets. will they finally stop your snoring? >> good morning. >> yes. you're just subbing for mrs. tindall's fifth-grade class. good morning, everybody. start with world history... (laughter) talk about some science stuff... (laughter)
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all right. back here on "good morning america," tammy came all the way from hawaii to see snow. i'm sorry. at least it's going to b hello, i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. calm and dry tonight. black ice a possibility, once again and above average highs sunday, monday and tuesday. today will be a little bit cooler than average, about 53 to
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56 degrees and look at all that fog tonight with freezing fog possible in our inland valleys. te rest mid-30s to mid-40s. seven-day forecast look at all those 60s starting saturday. it is time now for our "snore wars" series that we heard about couples sleeping in separate rooms to avoid the snoring. and maybe we're guilty of it ourselves. >> maybe. >> a little bit. >> the big question this morning, though, could technology help stop the snoring? becky worley is back with some helpful hints, tips, maybe. >> i am a grown woman in fuzzy pajamas on national television. that is not the most embarrassing thing. >> there's more to that story. >> cue the audio, guys. listen. [ snoring sounds ] that is me snoring. >> that's you? >> that is me. >> yes. >> she recorded it herself just would like to point it out. >> please for the sake of those we love let there be technology that can help. >> yes. >> reporter: snorers, sawing
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logs or the deep rumble. >> sometimes i'll be like, hey, hey, hey, you're snoring. >> it's really loud. a constant roar. >> reporter: solutions? first up identify the problem. for some couples this is about denial. i don't snore. well, guess what, there's an app for that. this is a new app called snore lab. it runs all night and using the phone's mike it records the most severe snoring events so you can play them back the next day. the sad thing is, that's me snoring. and i'm not alone. in fact, i'm just 1 of 90 million snoring americans. >> this is something we see with couples all day every day. >> reporter: so for the sake of the ones we love, we're taking a look at the anti-snoring products on the market. >> this is the snorerx mouth guard. >> whoa. this thing is significant. >> it didn't alleviate it completely but it did lessen the
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volume of the snore. >> i still had to nudge him a few times in the side to get him to stop snoring. >> reporter: the company says you can widen the mouthpiece with the idea to increase the settings until your snoring is reduced or completely eliminated. okay, some hope. this is the slumberbump. this prevents you from turning over on to your back. >> but if you have to roll over at night, it wakes you up. >> which is almost just as annoying as the snoring. >> reporter: but that's the idea. the company site says this is meant to retrain you to sleep on your side. and that's a process, they say, can take 30 to 60 days. next up my snoring solution, chin strap. >> it's very uncomfortable. >> i feel like i'm in traction or something. like i've been in a car accident. >> reporter: the visual on this product, a lot to take in. >> that is not a sexy look. >> it's not. >> no, it's not. >> it looks great on you, i'm just saying. yeah, but you know we do have
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some high-tech solutions here. >> can i take it off please? >> you are such a good sport. >> it brings me back to my head gear days when i had braces. okay, go. >> the high-tech solution is this sleep number 360 bed. and we are simulating this. we saw this at ces where they debuted it. but, michael, we're going to simulating you snoring at night so you snore. [ snoring sounds ] >> okay, and the bed will automatically rise up and you can see it doesn't affect your partner but it adjusts the angle, the snoring stops. >> that's pretty good. >> that's good, right. >> that is -- but that will cost you. >> it's spendy. >> what if you don't want to spend so much. >> low-tech solution. how do you like this. >> tennis balls in the back. >> uh-huh. they can't sleep on their back. they can't snore. genius. >> it's always the little things. stay right there. we'll be right back.
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helicopter and other resources right now to find missing kayaker kenneth. he vanished yesterday after his kayak capsized near the dumbarton bridge. she received a text from him just before saying his kayak was taking on water. hi, alexis. >> good morn, natasha. we are still tracking the major b.a.r.t. delays system wide. the trains that was having problems in the east bay direction has been moved to west oakland. that is out of the way, service has resumed and they are in recovery mode and you can still expect the lengthy delays at least 20 to 30 minutes for at least
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now your accu weather forecast. >> check out all this sunshine and mostly sun aday and any fog out there will start fading in about a half hour. in the 30s and 40s through 9:00 and back in the 40s by 7:00. frost and fog, again tonight but highs in the 60s by sunday. >> sounds good, thanks, mike. another abc 7 news update in about 30 minutes and, of course,
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always on our free abc news app. blue skies out there. join us for abc 7 mornings ♪oin us for abc 7 mornings [ applause ] and we are in times square and we have a fantastic audience. we have a lot of college students in here. >> yep. >> fantastic audience. >> and we have a very, very talented audience as well. hercules, you're a model. give us a little model walk. come on, man. do it. do it. do it. oh, yes. yes. own it. oh. [ cheers and applause ] >> love that. >> is he going to give you 10%? >> but the best part is his name is hercules, hercules, hercules. >> he hits you with those eyes
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too. >> it's like he doesn't really care. he's like. >> that was excellent. that was excellent. [ applause ] >> here's something excellent, as well. you're about to meet the youngest certified yoga teacher in the country. can anybody guess how old he is? >> can we guess? guesses, guesses, guesses. >> 55? no. 11 is right. tabay atkins is joining us from his family's studio. hey, tabay, how is it going this morning? [ applause ] >> look at tabay's posture. >> it probably comes with the territory. so, this was such an inspiring story. tell us how you got into becoming a yoga instructor. >> well, when my mom had cancer, she did chemo, and it made her -- it made it hard for her to walk, she was sad, she was scared. she was worrying and also stressed. and so after doing yoga, i saw
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how she was healing and she could walk on her again and was happier so i wanted to do yoga so i could help others heal just like yoga helped heal my mom. >> that was so great. thank you. >> beautiful. >> and, sahel, you actually gave tabay a choice. >> good morning. >> last year, he could either go to europe or learn how to become a teacher. wasn't even a close call. >> he didn't even hesitate and i'm not surprised at all. he's just all about love and helping people and without hesitation he said forget that trip and i want to do the training. i'm ready for this. >> 200 hours of training, tabay. >> intense hours. >> pretty intense. we see your dad right there. larry atkins, you played in the nfl. so did they limber you up? >> i'm sorry. >> is tabay limbering you up? >> yes, he did. you know, he got my body a little bit more flexible than it used to be.
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>> you know what, larry, playing like you did in the nfl, i think a lot of the complaints of former players is my body is tight and all that stuff, so i took yoga, and i think it is so beneficial and, tabay, i have to say you're ahead of everybody, man. you are a revelation, and it's amazing, the reasons that you got behind this, and i can say everybody here is -- we're amazed but yet listening to you talk really not. you seem to be a really, really bright kid. >> thanks. [ applause ] >> and, tabay, i know you're going to teach us -- show us some moves in a second. what's the most fulfilling part of being a yoga teacher for you? >> well, i like donating all the proceeds to kids who have cancer. i like helping people who have cancer. people who have autism or diabetes, everyone, even people who don't have diseases. >> that's wonderful because he doesn't take any money. he puts a little jar out and he asks if you want to donate and
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then as he just said, he donates all of that money that he receives to kids with cancer and the other groups like that. can we just clone you? can we just -- can you just have another child just like him, please and just share him. [ applause ] >> and, tabay, can you teach us a few -- can you teach us a few yoga poses? i see you got a little crew in the back there with you. >> okay. now, everybody, stand up and let's do some poses. >> he's so cute. >> so, the first pose is tree pose. >> oh, yeah. >> i love tree pose. >> bring your foot on your ankle, your calf or on your thigh. and your hands together at your heart center. >> hang in there, dad. hang in there, daddy. >> now, your next one, the next one is put your hand on the inside of your ankle, arm up and go forward.
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>> wow. >> and now crow pose. now get on the mat, bring your legs on your elbows. >> that's a good one too. >> if you can't balance up, then just sit like this. >> lean forward, yeah. >> good try, tabay, very nice form. >> wow. >> thank you so much. you're holding that pose and you're inspiring so many. thanks for doing it. >> thank you. thank you. >> thank you. nanaste. >> namaste. >> we need to clone him. >> yes, i'm telling you. namaste, now he must go. but you know who is going to come here to the table now, that's a hard act to follow, but he can do it. we're talking about emmy and tony winning actor laurence fishburne. [ applause ] yes.
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>> good to see you, man. >> how you doing? >> good. good. >> how are you? >> nice to see you. >> how are you? >> wonderful. thank you. >> hi. great to see you. >> great to see you. >> we love you. congratulations on the continued success of "black-ish" and i got to say, that episode about the election was absolutely wonderful. high note, but we are here to talk about "madiba." >> "madiba," yes. >> so how did you prepare for this role? >> you know, it's funny, the older i get, the more i get that question. i'm kind of like i get more protective. i'm like i'm not telling you about my secret recipe. that's my secret recipe. but, no, i went to south africa about -- for about two weeks before we shot and i met with people that worked for him, people that were in jail with him, a gentleman named ahmed kathrada who was in jail with him on robben island and a woman named zelda who was his personal secretary for the last 20 years
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of his life, afrikaner woman, and between the two of them and some other people in johannesburg, i was able to get a lot of stuff. >> don't you feel the spirit when you're there. several times. wow. >> it's -- it was life changing to shoot in south africa in locations where all of this history really took place. to learn about the anti-apartheid movement from the beginning all the way to his presidency, our story takes place over six hours, and so you're going to learn a lot more about all of the people that were involved in dismantling apartheid. not just mandela himself. >> is it intimidating at all to take on an icon like that? >> you know what, it's funny, i said yes to it and was fine and excited and just kind of honored and then 15 minutes later i kind of panicked, you know. >> i get it, yeah. >> but i played a character who prepared me for this. i played thurgood marshall in 2008. >> yes, you did. yes, you did. >> so beautifully too.
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>> thank you. and when i went to south africa and i was at the mandela foundation, i went into a room where they have a lot of his personal effects and things and there was a bust of thurgood marshall amongst his personal effects, and i have the same bust that was presented to me by the thurgood foundation, so when i saw that, i thought, oh, okay, this is going to be fine. it's okay. i'll be okay. >> would you all like to see a little bit of "madiba"? [ applause ] here we go, right here. >> we will no longer run to the quarry but we will walk. we are awaiting your orders, sergeant. >> walk. [ applause ] >> we need this story right now
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because, you know, when nelson mandela came out of imprisonment, he could have retaliated. he could have been angry. >> oh, god yes. >> but he was just the opposite. >> yes, yes, he was -- he was a master statesman, a natural diplomat. you know, the most shining example of leadership that perhaps we've seen in centuries and so certainly we need examples like that. >> reconciliation. that was what he was all about. >> he had a superhuman ability to transform anger into something positive. >> yeah, and a determination. i asked ahmed kathrada who was in jail with him, you know, how did they manage to just persevere however many years, you know, decades in jail. he said we knew we were right and we knew we were going to win. so, the idea that they knew that they were correct, that, you know, inequality and prejudice and those kind of things just don't make any sense for all of us is just, you know, it was
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really inspiring. >> i'm loving it because we got a lot of students that are here in our audience and for them you make sure you see this. it's a wonderful series. you are -- thank you. always, always a privilege. >> you're welcome. thank you. thank you. [ applause ] >> "madiba," a three-part story of nelson mandela premieres february 1st on b.e.t. we're going to be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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back here on a wednesday morning. this is harlan. can you give them a smile now? i'll steal you. it d . good morning, i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. fog and frost quickly fading at 9:00. temperatures in the 50s and grab a coat back in the 40s. all right, everybody. tgit is back tomorrow night. and, of course, it is better than ever, and i got a chance to visit the set of "scandal," and i had the best tour guide ever, kerry washington. >> here we go. hold on tight. find your seat belt, sir. aaagh. >> i have my seat belt like that. >> lots of things, movies have been shot here and cool tv shows. "scandal" among them. >> and "scandal."
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>> yes, and i'm going to take you to olivia pope & associates. that's one of my bosses, brad. hi, brad. >> hi, michael. >> nice to see you. >> this is behind the scenes. if you enter into here, it means you're in a lot of trouble because you are a client at pope & associates. >> i am a client. >> so, if we get you on the show we'll have your picture up here because you're a problem. uh! this is the pope & associates kitchen. there's always going to be almonds here because i'm a big almonds fan. >> you eat those? >> occasionally but some of this stuff up here might be seven years old from when we shot the pilot. this is olivia's office. you know -- >> so if you go in here you're really in trouble. >> this is the inner sanctum. >> look at me. millie, i will get you the oval. >> you can tell me right now what's going to happen this season. what would you like to tell me? >> michael, i really do like you but i like my job more. and if i tell you, i'll get
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fired. >> you will not get fired. >> i could. >> you are olivia pope. you can fix this. >> listen -- >> just one thing? >> you could play a really fun game for the first five episodes of find the bump, because we shot five episodes before i gave birth and the rest of them are after. behind flowers, behind prada purses, behind big coats and capes. >> you know how many people will run that back, i think i found a bump on that one. >> my office for my production company simpson street is here. >> can i see it? >> yeah. >> let's go to simpson street. >> tah-dah. it's not fancy. >> but you know what, you're very accomplished out of this place. >> well, we started with "confirmation," which is a film i did for hbo. we're developing projects for television, drama and comedy, film, maybe some theater. it's really exciting. >> since i'm here on set and in your production office, i feel like, can i audition for you for "scandal"?
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>> well, i'm -- i guess, michael. do you have like a monologue prepared? >> i grabbed some lines from the show. >> i have a seen you do this. >> oh, you're auditioning for olivia pope? >> no, i'm just trying to show my range. >> great. >> you don't mind? >> yeah, i have the time. >> you're being stupid about this. >> i am many things. stupid is not one of them. >> hold on. i am many things. stupid is not one of them. [ laughter ] this is not a comedy. this is drama. >> prove it to me. right now, show me who you are, cyrus beene. >> show me who you are, cyrus beene. >> that's good. >> that's better. >> that's good. >> i felt that came from the gut. i felt that one. >> do you have any others? >> it's handled. >> okay. >> i came here. i did this interview. and you know what?
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>> what? >> it's handled. >> now, that was good. now, that -- wait. is that -- did we record that because i should send that to shonda because that was good. that was good, michael. i mean i got a little -- wow, chills. >> "gma," i quit. i'm moving to hollywood. >> peace. >> well, reality set in. i'm here today. yes, and "scandal," it returns tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. you don't want to miss it. and coming up, the piano guys are going to perform live. ♪
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we are back now with the piano guys. al van der beek, jon schmidt, steve nelson and
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paul anderson. four dads. the youtube supergroup made of four very talented dads from utah. here they are with a hit from their album "uncharted." it's called "it's going to be okay." ♪ ♪ doubt is a broken record that plays inside my head ♪ ♪ i try to turn it down but i can't quite drown it out ♪ ♪ i'm tortured every day these never ending worries ♪ ♪ pulling on my sleeves ♪ so many times now i was supposed to tap out ♪ ♪ all the walls would fall down around me ♪ ♪ all anybody would tell me is all that bad news how it's gonna fall through ♪ ♪ but no matter what they say or what they say ♪ ♪ it's gonna be gonna be okay ♪ ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ♪ ♪ it's gonna be gonna be okay
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♪ ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ♪ ♪ no matter what you've been through here you are no matter if you think you're falling apart ♪ ♪ it's gonna be okay ♪ ♪ and there is a battle raging in your heart but you must win ♪ ♪ it comes for all of us saying we are not enough ♪ ♪ so fight for your life the world's gonna try to sell you some lies ♪ ♪ so many times now i was supposed to tap out ♪ ♪ all the walls would fall down around me ♪ ♪ all anybody would tell me is all that bad news how it's gonna fall through ♪ ♪ but no matter what they say or what they say ♪ >> let me hear you, "good morning america." ♪ it's gonna be gonna be okay ♪ ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay
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ay ay ay ay ♪ ♪ it's gonna be gonna be okay ♪ ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ♪ ♪ no matter what you've been through here you are no matter if you think you're falling apart ♪ ♪ it's gonna be gonna be okay ♪ ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay it's gonna be okay ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ it's gonna be gonna be okay ♪ it's gonna be gonna be okay ♪ ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay whoo ♪
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♪ no matter what you've been through here you are no matter if you think you're falling apart ♪ ♪ it's gonna be gonna be okay ♪ ay ay ay ay ay ay ay ay whoo ♪ >> okay, let's sing it together now. ♪ whoa whoa whoa it's gonna be okay ♪ ♪ whoa whoa whoa whoa it's gonna be okay ♪ ♪ whoa whoa whoa it's gonna be okay ♪ ♪ whoa whoa whoa it's gonna be okay ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ gonna be okay "good morning america" is brought to you by consumer cellular. never pay for more wireless service than you need. >> i know. it is amazing. >> our thanks to the piano guys. fantastic job. >> that was fantastic. have a great day, everyone. watch these guys dance. >> yes. ♪
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good morning to you. let's get a quick look at your bay area forecast with meteorologist mike nicco. >> we have a few high clouds running through and increasing sunshine this afternoon. temperatures still falling short of average about 53 to 56 degrees. more fog is going to roll through more neighborhoods tonight and still have some neighborhoods close to freezing tonight. some black ice may be an issue. my accuweather seven-day forecast. temperatures in the 60s starting saturday. we still have major delay system wide for b.a.r.t. still bouncing back and right now a motorcycle crash with injuries and couple lanes down. and those delays are lengthy. natasha? >> alexis, thank you. time now for "live with kelly" and i'll be back for the
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mid-day news. i hope you join me then. our reporting >> announcer: it's "live with kelly!" today, from the new film "the founder," michael keaton. and star of "resident evil: the final chapter," ali larter. and check out our puppy training 101. and, after scott wolf joins kelly at the cohost desk. all next on "live!" ♪ [cheering and applauding] and now, here are kelly ripa and scott wolf! [cheering and applauding] ♪ >> kelly: yeah


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